This episode of the EPL Talk podcast is a continuation of yesterday’s Major League Soccer talk podcast, where we spent thirty minutes talking to Andy Brassell about the Algerian national team. Algeria is in a World Cup group with both England and the United States. In this, the second half of a discussion I had with Andy last week, we talk about how the Desert Foxes match-up with England, the other challenges England faces in South Africa’s Group C, and some observations on development of English talent from a writer who has spent time on World Football Phone-In, Soccernet, and Soccerlens (to name three of his current distribution points) talking about the game on the continent.
This episode of the EPL Talk podcast is a continuation of yesterday’s Major League Soccer Talk podcast, where we spent thirty minutes talking to Andy Brassell about the Algerian national team, as well as other issues surrounding English football.
Algeria is in a World Cup group with both England and the United States. In this, the second half of a discussion I had with Andy last week, we talk about how the Desert Foxes match-up with England, the other challenges England faces in South Africa’s Group C, and some observations on development of English talent from a writer who has spent time on World Football Phone-In, Soccernet, and Soccerlens (to name three of his current distribution points) talking about the game on the continent.
Don’t forget that the EPL Talk Podcast is the only Premier League interview and analysis podcast available for free. In the past few weeks, we’ve interviewed legends of the game such as Steve McManaman, Efan Ekoku, Martin Chivers and Robbie Earle as well as experts such as Declan Hill, Simon Kuper, Misha Sher, Matt Dickinson, Andy Brassell and many others. Why pay $40 a year to rival podcasts when you can subscribe to the EPL Talk Podcast for FREE featuring interviews with the biggest names in football?
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Today’s Soccer Morning has been CANCELLED. You can listen to Soccer Morning live via the World Soccer Talk LIVE page at www.worldsoccertalk.com/live. During the show, you can tweet your questions or observations live to @soccermorning Or better yet, you can call in with your questions or comments by dialing 646-832-3909. […]
From a position of strength at the top of the Premier League a week ago, Manchester City suddenly face a test of their staying power against Southampton on Saturday. City’s shock 4-1 defeat at home to Liverpool last Saturday saw them surrender the lead in the title race, with manager […]
1. SOCCER BOOKS Soccer fans love books especially when they’re from some of the best authors in the business and on topics that only hardcore soccer fans could love. This year, there are several wonderful titles to choose from such as: — DAS REBOOT by Rafa Honigstein Raphael Honigstein charts the […]
Claudio Ranieri will deliver on his promise to get his squad pizzas after Leicester’s first clean sheet of the season. Several weeks ago the City boss promised to treat his players when they kept out the opposition, and last weekend, at the 12th time of asking, the Foxes finally did […]
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Fabian Johnson has become the sixth American to score in UEFA Champions League, opening the scoring for Borussia Moenchengladbach in the 18th minute today in Germany against defending Serie A champions Juventus: Gladbach and #USMNT star Fabian Johnson scores first-ever #UCL goal for 1-0 lead vs Juve. #UCLonFOX @HeinekenSoccer https://t.co/E5vCu5E9rg — […]
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